FRIEDEN, TOM

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Date

January 6, 2016, and January 22, 2016

Description

Interview 1: Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses how CDC began to respond to the West African Ebola epidemic of 2013-16. Dr. Frieden discusses how a much larger disaster was avoided in Nigeria; conversations with domestic and West African politicians; the establishment of traveler screening; the work of CDC Foundation; and several other topics.

Interview 2: Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continues to discuss CDC's response to the West African Ebola epidemic of 2013-16. Topics include the principles guiding CDC's actions; Dr. Frieden's trips to West Africa; collaborations with international partners; survivors of Ebola virus disease; and reflections on what went well, what didn't, and what changes should be made in future response work.

Citation

“FRIEDEN, TOM,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed November 17, 2019, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/8134.